Spry Family History

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Spry Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname for an active, brisk, or smart person. Although spry is not recorded in OED until the 18th century, it was probably in colloquial use in the West Country dialect and in Scots much earlier. The word is of obscure origin. The surname is found mainly in Devon, but there is also a modest concentration of bearers in northeastern England.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Spray, Sly, Jury, Vary, Bury, Spirk, Spiro, Serr, Sari, Sparby

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Spry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Spry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Italy

    3%

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Spry Family Origin

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Spry Family Occupations

What did your Spry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spry. The most common Spry occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Spry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spry family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Spry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Spry. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Spry. For the veterans among your Spry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spry Life Expectancy

What is the average Spry lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Spry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Spry in 1946 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spry ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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